posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 03:56 PM
What do you see? What do you hear? What are these things?
Right now, you probably see your computer, and your hands are probably close by. maybe your computer is on a desk. What is this image? Does it take up
space? is it made of matter?
The electrical signals processed by your brain that constructs an image.. are these electrical pulses the image that you see?
Could we ever find the experience of sight within the brain? Suppose we did, suppose a scientist said "Aha! Here is the location of the experience of
sight in the brain!" But whatever he finds, it is not what you experience as sight. By definition, what you experience is experienced by you, and
nothing else. if i experience your experience, then it is not your experience, it is mine, and if i find your experience in your brain, and i take it
out and put in a jar, then it is in the jar, and not being experienced by you, and not your experience!
So then, your experience is found no where in the universe save by right now, by you, as you experience. For if it WERE found, it wouldn't be your
That's some bad news for any of you empiricists and scientists. it's a completely unobservable phenomenon. Save by you only. Even then, could you
tell me what the f@ck it actually is anyway?
But why does this experience actually exist in the first place? if you made a robot that processed light as electrical signals to help it move around,
would it experience sight as we do? is it not enough for an organism's brain to process some information and then act accordingly on said info? Why
does there need to be a "you" to experience this information as sight? And just what is this image anyway?
Can you tell me these things? Can anyone? What does the enigma itself tell us?
This maybe nonsense for some of you, for others maybe it reeks of pseudo-philosophy. i'm sorry if that's the case for you; i'm only trying to